Growth, Survival, Food Habits, And Sexual Development Of Croaker, Micropogon Undulatus, In Brackish Water Ponds

Croaker, Micropogon undulatus, were stocked in 6 ponds in 1966 and again in 6 ponds in 1968 to determine general desirability for pond culture in brackish water. Growth and survival was low both years. In the fall, when ponds were drained, fish were about one year old; both males and females were ripe. Stomach analyses revealed that croaker preferred grass shrimp, Palaemonetes sp. (78.4 per cent occurrence) to fish (13.3 per cent occurrence). The condition index, using total length, was 1.36, while the length-weight relationship was log W =-5.2498 + (3.1652) (log L).

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